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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Green Party support plummets

The latest Newpoll has Labor dropping 2 points to 33% but the big news is the erosion  of the Green's vote ,down 3 points to 8% showing the new leader Christine Milne has failed to inspire. Over the past year Green support has hovered around 12% so this fall is significant.The Coalition still holds a commanding 55/45 lead two-party preferred which would translate to a Labor massacre in an election.
The Coalition retains a clear, election-winning lead in the polls; Ms Gillard and Mr Abbott remain personally unpopular and locked together in a debilitating contest to be the preferred prime minister.

The only significant change is in support for the Greens, which under the new leadership of Christine Milne has fallen to a 3 1/2-year low. For the first time since early 2010, the Greens' primary vote is in single digits and at 8 per cent is at the lowest Greens' level in a Newspoll survey since March 2009. Voters nominating "others" they would vote for first jumped four percentage points to 13 per cent.
According to the latest Newspoll survey, conducted exclusively for The Australian last weekend, Labor's primary vote, after a seven-point rise during July and last month, has dropped to 33 per cent from 35 per cent two weeks ago and the Coalition's primary vote is up one point to 46 per cent.
Based on preference flows at the 2010 election, the Coalition holds a 10-point, election-winning lead of 55 per cent to 45 per cent on a two-party-preferred basis compared with 53 per cent to 47 per cent two weeks ago.

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